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Ecclestone desperate to cling to F1 power

The man jailed for accepting Bernie Ecclestone's alleged bribes depicted the F1 'supremo' on Tuesday as someone desperate to cling to power. The corruption charges, playing out in a dramatic Munich trial, could end the 83-year-old Briton's long reign over the sport and even see him put in jail. Gerhard Gribkowsky, formerly in charge of the state-controlled Munich bank BayernLB, is the star witness, and on Tuesday he backed prosecutors' claims that Ecclestone paid up to influence the sale of F1's commercial rights. "This role (of F1 chief executive) is his life. Of course he wanted to keep it," Gribkoswky, jailed for eight and a half years for accepting $44 million, is quoted by...
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